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MacOS launchd plist StartInterval and StartCalendarInterval examples

Mac OS X launchd plist FAQ: Can you share some examples of how to use the Mac OS X launchd plist StartInterval and StartCalendarInterval keys?

Here's a quick look at the Mac OS X launchd StartInterval and StartCalendarInterval keys. These two keys can be used to represent time values in a Mac launchd plist file, and many people have questions about them.

Mac OS X launchd plist StartInterval examples

The general syntax for the Mac OS X launchd plist StartInterval key is shown here:

MacOS ‘launchd’ examples (launchd plist example files)

Mac OS X launchd FAQ: Can you share some Mac launchd examples (also written as launchd plist examples, or launchctl examples)?

In an earlier tutorial (Mac OS X startup jobs with crontab, launchctl, and launchd) I demonstrated how to use the Mac OS X launchd facility instead of cron to run what would normally be a cron (crontab) job. As I started working with launchd and launchctl, I realized it would probably be helpful to see several different launchd examples, specifically launchd plist file examples.